Wars and disease may be the cause Of some man’s expiration Yet isn’t it true that most of us live In a state of quiet desperation? Imprisoned as we are by the bore of routine Immersed in a quagmire of rut Holding the mentality to break clean away But lacking in courage and gut. We […]
Just two people, standing still. Alone the two, upon the hill. Sun shines down and seems to say, “Come walk again with me today.” Soft breeze blows and seems to know, They’ll be together, wherever they go. To feel the warmth throughout the day. The touch of love with no need to say.
Benicia loves its history. Benicia also loves its arts. At last, these two items have come together for a collaborative exhibition by Arts Benicia and the Benicia Historical Museum titled “Drop By Drop: A Brief History of Benicia Water Through the Eyes of its Artists,” which opens Wednesday at the museum. Coming just off the […]
Basking in my fatal flaw Jack Daniels, rocks; no fruit no straw Stocked in Perth, Rome and Sumatra Drink of choice for Frank Sinatra Drink the first, my mind starts numbing Drink the second; poems start coming Drink another, it’s my third Oops; I just mis-spelled a word Counting drinks that I have drunk Thinking […]
Daniel Klapprott specializes in ceramics but not in the way you may think. The Lafayette native and Gallery 621 member artist does not rely on traditional glazes and instead uses fire and other natural materials to create pottery. This method, known as pit firing, dates back thousands of years and is the subject of Klapprott’s […]
The trees were pretty on Saturday. You were young and clean. Beneath the boughs we walked, On grass bright with green. Your hand in mine was placed. A lovely shoulder touched my arm. I smelled the sun on your hair. I sheltered you from harm. Grass grows. Lovers walk. Love grows. Such sweet talk.
In this month darkness comes late leaves glisten for hours in waning light breezes calm the heat a fan purrs in the room while cats sleep belly up miniature moons dance on a wall then disappear the roses in the vase swell and unfold petals curl then drop too soon the peaches too soft the […]
We are, all of us wholly unto ourselves existing, as a thread somewhere between nothingness and eternity. The choice, as to the weaving of the thread, and its colour is ours.
The halls of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be filled with the sounds of three incredible acoustic guitarists for an intimate concert benefiting a good cause. Chris Yeaton, Antonio Calogero and Adam Werner will bring their distinctive styles to the historic church Saturday, July 22 with a portion of proceeds benefitting the St. Paul’s Community […]
Those who step into The Rellik Tavern will be greeted by the unique paintings of Erika Hoffe. The Benicia-based artist will have her work on display as part of the “Arts Benicia Presents” series through October. Hoffe specializes in acrylic paintings, heavily utilizing black and white amidst colorful backdrops amidst human figures of varying proportions, […]